Friday Night Lights Recap: Left-Behind Series


It’s a familiar drill by now for American TV shows set in high schools: By the third or fourth season, when the producers can no longer pretend those aren’t gray hairs on the heads of their attractive cast of pretend teenagers, there’s only one solution — time to relocate the show to college! Be it the “California University” of 90210 or SUNY-Meatpacking District in Gossip Girl, every program eventually follows its leads as they grow and leave. Except Friday Night Lights: It’s a show about those who get left behind.

Read the rest of the recap, originally published when DirecTV aired the episode last fall, here.